Pet Friendly seaside cottage - Great for couples, families or groups.
About Angeline Bondarenko
We first discovered Captain Lock's Cottage in 2000. It was dilapidated but oozed charm. We renovated with the intention to retain all of it's history and original ambience. The cottage is very comfortable with all of the creature comforts you need for your holiday. The cottage garden was developed using plants from the original garden. It is truly a gem that won't disappoint.
Angeline Bondarenko purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Angeline Bondarenko chose Rhyll
Captain Lock's Cottage was built in 1869 and is one of the original cottages built on the Island. The first white child was born in the cottage! There is a plaque commemorating Captain Lock at the local jetty. The cottage was built in three stages by Captain Lock, the first part being built from sealer's huts from French Island that were dismantled and re purposed to build a home for Captain Lock and his family. We fell in love with it and saw the potential of restoring it to it's original charm. When we first peered through the windows we saw the original chandeliers hanging from the vaulted ceilings! The views were gorgeous and Rhyll itself had an ambience that we fell in love with. It is a dear cottage that all our travelers love.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is one of the oldest cottages on the Island. The garden compliments the ambience of this home. It is indeed a Home Away from home!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Anothet great stay at Captain Locks
Excellent. We have now stayed twive and we'll be back.
Charming cottage- homely, full of character, olde world charm
Large cottage, shabby chic decor, open fire, reverse cycle on wall, fuel stove, comfy couches and beds, clean linen- needs some TLC and attention to detail. Couldn't operate stovetop, stove didn't work and sooooo cold in bedrooms and bathrooms, there were wall heat banks but they were useless- needs heating throughout the house!
It is important that guests contact management whenever comfort is compromised or there is any difficulty operating equipment. Any problems are addressed promptly. The cottage is equipped with a reverse cycle air conditioner and wall heaters. In very cold weather it is advised that these are kept on. The additional open fire place and slow combustion stove are a great addition to keeping warm and create a lovely atmosphere. Our guests have enjoyed the ambiance of the cottage in winter for over 15 years now.
Beautiful property to stay in
We had a wonderful weekend here
Lovely place to stay
We stayed for a weekend and didnt want to leave. This place is so charming, full of interesting history and personality. The open fire provided a great spot to sit and talk about how to resolve the worlds issues. We will definitely stay again as we fear nothing else will compare.. lovely quiet location safe for our doggys. Thanks so much to the owners for sharing this little slice of history.
Amazing. Best weekend away in ages. Can't wait to come back again.
Beautiful. Gorgeous views. Very homely. Spacious. Comfortable. Picturesque. Lots of character. Want to come back again.
What a quaint restful cottage. Absolutely loved its ambient charm
Rhyll is nestled on the sheltered, green side of Phillip Island. It is full of bird life being situated in World Heritage listed Mangroves. It is away from the hype of the tourist centres on the Island and a short walk to the dog friendly beaches. The Fairy Penguins, Koalas, Seals and Kangaroos are a 'must see' of the Island.